Airbnb: Thoughts from a first-timer and the hidden gem I found

I had always been sceptical (to say the least!) about Airbnb. I’d read a few horror stories, seen a couple of bad reports and had never really considered booking with them to be honest because of what I’d heard. That was until I was desperately hunting for somewhere half-decent but also affordable for us to stay during our break away in the summer. We hoped to extend our seaside break to Scarborough for an extra night in York – a little stop off on the way home if you like. Hotels were averaging at between £70 and £90 a night…

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My festive photo diary: York, December 2016

Get your crackers out, shove a turkey in the oven and put your party hats on. It’s time to get Christmassy! That’s right, prepare to feel the Christmas spirit.  Yes I’m aware that Christmas was nearly two months ago now but just hang in there and I’ll explain. I went away to York for a couple of days in December and the city had been transformed into the most beautiful festive wonderland. I took tons of pictures so I thought I’d share them with you. Partially because I want to be able to have a place to look back at them,…

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Coach holidays aren’t just for old people

If you follow me on Twitter you might already know this but I’ve been away on holiday this week with my boyfriend Jordan. We stayed in Harrogate for 4 nights, Monday to Friday and we went as part of a coach holiday. Yes that’s right, a coach holiday. The type of holiday my grandma and grandad always go on. I think everybody associates coach holidays with older people, I know I always have. It was convenient for us though because we don’t drive, the price was incredible because we booked at the last minute and we knew we’d enjoy the…

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A touristy trip to Lincoln

Me and Jordan took full advantage of the Easter bank holiday weekend and decided to visit a city neither of us had been to before, Lincoln. It’s not too far away from us, about an hour by direct train from Nottingham, so it gave us plenty of time to explore and see everything Lincoln has to offer. We originally planned to go on Saturday but the weatherman said it was going to chuck it down all day so we rescheduled at the last minute and went on Friday instead. Best. Decision. Ever. The weather was glorious! Clear blue skies all…

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